October 28, 2020
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The incredible interior of the incredibly silly Mercedes-Maybach S650

  • I drove a $224,000 Mercedes-Maybach S650, a super-luxury sedan that was crammed with high-ended features.
  • The bling is impressive and impressively expensive, but the Maybach is still a stretched S-Class.
  • A stretched S-Class with a 621-horsepower V12 engine, however.
  • The Maybach is rather silly, but there’s no question is delivers an ultra-premium passenger experience.
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The Mercedes-Maybach S650 is, alongside the Bentley Bentayga, one of the two most exasperating vehicles I’ve ever driven. The Bentayga is a massively overpriced Audi with a Bentley front end and engine, while the Maybach S650 is a massively overpriced S-Class Mercedes with a hulking V12 motor and a glorious interior.

On balance, the Bentley remains the most cynical attempt to extract money from the well-heeled and brand-conscious buyers I’ve ever experienced, while the Maybach is a tad more virtuous because it’s merely silly. The Bentagya filled me with

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Portland man arrested after shattering patrol car window, pepper-sprayed interior: police

A Portland man was arrested on Sunday after he allegedly smashed out the window of a police cruiser and pepper-sprayed the interior.

An officer was inside the vehicle at the time and is recovering from his injuries, police said. The suspect, John B Russell, 41, is facing multiple charges.

“As police officers, we know that the vast majority of community members who approach and contact us do so with no intention to do us harm,” said Chief Chuck Lovell. “However, attacks like this one remind us all that there is the potential for people to try to take direct violent action against police officers.”

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John B Russell, 41, is facing multiple charges following the incident.

John B Russell, 41, is facing multiple charges following the incident.
(Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office)

Police said the officer was parked in a marked patrol car doing paperwork just south of the city’s downtown

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